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'''Otter:''' (shakes head) Dead mother.

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'''Otter:''' (shakes head) ''[shakes head]'' Dead mother.






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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'', Odette tries to use the excuse not on the prince himself, but on her father to delay leaving for the prince's kingdom.
--> '''Odette''': I haven't packed or washed my hair, and Father, I get seasick!

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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'', Odette tries to use A variant shows up in one of the excuse not on ''ComicBook/ChickTracts'': The daughter of a man whose soul the prince himself, but on angels and demons were fighting over gets sent to go wash her father hair by a guardian angel so that her Christian friend would try to delay leaving convert the dad while she waited for the prince's kingdom.
--> '''Odette''': I haven't packed or washed my hair, and Father, I get seasick!
girl to finish washing her hair (because apparently Jack Chick thinks that it takes hours). Then again Chick seems to think converting somebody to Christianity takes [[EasyEvangelism minutes]].



[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'':
** Used in a strip in which the title character asks a girl out. She gives him this line and offers coffee at the workplace instead. Dilbert declines, preferring someone with "clean hair".
** Another woman blows Dilbert off with the excuse, "[[IHaveToGoIronMyDog I have to wash my goldfish]]."
** ''Clue for the Clueless'' gives two versions of this excuse: The first is vague but plausible, such as "I have 'plans' this evening", the second is specific and implausible, for example "I have to wax my cat", and is generally reserved for losers.
* A ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' book lists this line as a way for a girl to refuse a date offer from Jon Arbuckle, adding onto it "each one individually". The others in that book would mention listing here if they didn't venture dangerously close to IHaveToGoIronMyDog lines, especially if one considered the many, many, MANY rejection lines Jon's received through the years...
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'', Odette tries to use the excuse not on the prince himself, but on her father to delay leaving for the prince's kingdom.
-->'''Odette:''' I haven't packed or washed my hair, and Father, I get seasick!
[[/folder]]



-->'''Arcade Voice:''' [playing "The Big Score" game] Hey, big boy. Think you're man enough to score with me?
-->'''Jim Green:''' I am, if Bubba is.
-->'''Arcade Voice:''' Oops, sorry, tonight I gotta wash my hair.

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-->'''Arcade Voice:''' [playing ''[playing "The Big Score" game] game]'' Hey, big boy. Think you're man enough to score with me?
-->'''Jim
me?\\
'''Jim
Green:''' I am, if Bubba is.
-->'''Arcade
is.\\
'''Arcade
Voice:''' Oops, sorry, tonight I gotta wash my hair.



* When Otter says that a girl broke a date with him in ''Film/AnimalHouse'', Boon asks if she used this excuse. Subverted with Otter's reply - "Dead mother".

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* When Otter says that a girl broke a date with him in ''Film/AnimalHouse'', Boon asks if she used this excuse. Subverted with Otter's reply - -- "Dead mother".



--->'''Fielding''': You busy tonight?
--->'''Norma:''' Some old friends are coming over. We're gonna show some pornographic movies.
--->'''Fielding:''' You need an usher?
--->'''Norma:''' Aw, that's sweet. I'm busy.
* In ''Film/TheStrawberryBlonde'' Virginia fends off Biff's persistent entreaties for another date by claiming her cousin just arrived unexpectedly from Scranton. Finally she agrees to go on a date with Biff three weeks from Tuesday--only to marry on that day Biff's evil rival Hugo.

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--->'''Fielding''': -->'''Fielding:''' You busy tonight?
--->'''Norma:'''
tonight?\\
'''Norma:'''
Some old friends are coming over. We're gonna show some pornographic movies.
--->'''Fielding:'''
movies.\\
'''Fielding:'''
You need an usher?
--->'''Norma:'''
usher?\\
'''Norma:'''
Aw, that's sweet. I'm busy.
* In ''Film/TheStrawberryBlonde'' ''Film/TheStrawberryBlonde'', Virginia fends off Biff's persistent entreaties for another date by claiming her cousin just arrived unexpectedly from Scranton. Finally she agrees to go on a date with Biff three weeks from Tuesday--only Tuesday -- only to marry on that day Biff's evil rival Hugo.



* Magrat does this in ''Discworld/WyrdSisters''. "I shall be washing my hair!" "When?" "Whenever!"

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
**
Magrat does this in ''Discworld/WyrdSisters''. "I shall be washing my hair!" "When?" "Whenever!"



* Women in TheTaleOfGenji have RapunzelHair as long as they are, if not longer, making this a ''very good'' excuse for putting off a lover or husband.

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* Women in TheTaleOfGenji ''Literature/TheTaleOfGenji'' have RapunzelHair as long as they are, if not longer, making this a ''very good'' excuse for putting off a lover or husband.



[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/ThePrisoner'': Oddly enough, this is Number 24's excuse when Number 6 calls her for help in "The Schizoid Man." She comes anyway.

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[[folder:Live Action [[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/ThePrisoner'': Oddly enough, this is Number 24's excuse when Number 6 calls her for help in "The Schizoid Man." Man". She comes anyway.



* Used in Series/AlloAllo. [[StalkerWithACrush Lieutenant Gruber]] wants to spend some quality time alone with René. This follows:
--->'''René:''' No, Lieutenant. I have to put the cat out.
--->'''Lt. Gruber:''' ... I could put it out with you.
--->'''René:''' No, your medals might frighten it.

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* Used in Series/AlloAllo.''Series/AlloAllo''. [[StalkerWithACrush Lieutenant Gruber]] wants to spend some quality time alone with René. This follows:
--->'''René:''' -->'''René:''' No, Lieutenant. I have to put the cat out.
--->'''Lt.
out.\\
'''Lt.
Gruber:''' ... I could put it out with you.
--->'''René:'''
you.\\
'''René:'''
No, your medals might frighten it.



[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Used in a ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' comic strip in which the titular character asks a girl out. She gives him this line and offers coffee at the workplace instead. Dilbert declines, preferring someone with "clean hair."
** Another woman blows Dilbert off with the excuse, "[[IHaveToGoIronMyDog I have to wash my goldfish]]."
** ''Clue for the Clueless'' gives two versions of this excuse: The first is vague but plausible, such as "I have 'plans' this evening", the second is specific and implausible, for example "I have to wax my cat", and is generally reserved for losers.
* A ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' book listed this line as a way for a girl to refuse a date offer from Jon Arbuckle, adding onto it "each one individually".
** The others in that book would mention listing here if they didn't venture dangerously close to IHaveToGoIronMyDog lines, especially if one considered the many, many, MANY rejection lines Jon's received through the years...

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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
[[folder:Theater]]
* Used Not played quite straight in a ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' comic strip ''Theatre/SouthPacific'': Emile isn't around when Nellie sings "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta my Hair" and washes her hair on stage. (She does ''not'' "wash that man right out of [her] hair", as her very next number is "(I'm in which Love With) A Wonderful Guy".) Lampshaded by her fellow nurses:
-->'''Nurse''': Well, she sure washed him out of her hair!!
* In ''Charly: A Love Song'',
the titular character asks a girl out. She gives him this line and offers coffee two leads are set up on an unwanted date by their parents. After leaving the planned (and boring) date at the workplace instead. Dilbert declines, preferring someone with "clean hair."
** Another woman blows Dilbert off with the excuse, "[[IHaveToGoIronMyDog I have
country club, Charly (the girl) reveals that underneath TheOjou exterior is a GenkiGirl who only need a Ferris wheel ride to bring her out. When she tries to drag StraightMan Sam (the guy) along, he replies:
--> "I thought you had
to wash my goldfish]]."
** ''Clue for the Clueless'' gives two versions of this excuse: The first is vague but plausible, such as "I have 'plans' this evening", the second is specific and implausible, for example "I have to wax my cat", and is generally reserved for losers.
* A ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' book listed this line as a way for a girl to refuse a date offer from Jon Arbuckle, adding onto it "each one individually".
** The others in that book would mention listing here if they didn't venture dangerously close to IHaveToGoIronMyDog lines, especially if one considered the many, many, MANY rejection lines Jon's received through the years...
your tennis shoes?"



[[folder:Other]]
* A variant shows up in one of the ''ComicBook/ChickTracts'': The daughter of a man whose soul the angels and demons were fighting over gets sent to go wash her hair by a guardian angel so that her Christian friend would try to convert the dad while she waited for the girl to finish washing her hair (because apparently Jack Chick thinks that it takes hours). Then again Chick seems to think converting somebody to Christianity takes [[EasyEvangelism minutes]].
* Podcast/RiffTrax "Skipper Learns A Lesson"
--> '''Narrator:''' Larry said: Come play with us. We're digging a trench.
--> '''Bill Corbett:''' Susan suddenly remembered that she needed to wash her hair.
* In the furry comic ''Webcomic/{{ISO}}'' by Vince Suzukawa, when the main character Cody Frost is trying to work up the nerve to ask his crush, GentleGiant Doug, out on a date, his ImagineSpot comes up with various reasons why Doug might turn him down. This excuse is one of them.

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[[folder:Other]]
[[folder:Video Games]]
* A variant shows up Elaine in one of the ''ComicBook/ChickTracts'': The daughter of a man whose soul the angels ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'' and demons were fighting ''VideoGame/EscapeFromMonkeyIsland'', to [=LeChuck=].
* In ''VideoGame/TheSims'', if you invite someone
over gets sent to go wash her hair by a guardian angel so that her Christian friend would try to convert and the dad while RelationshipValues are too low, sometimes you'll get this as a response.
* Asking the Bowerstone hairdresser to follow you in ''Videogame/FableI'' will result in this phrase if
she waited for the girl to finish washing her hair (because apparently Jack Chick thinks that it takes hours). Then again Chick seems to think converting somebody to Christianity takes [[EasyEvangelism minutes]].
* Podcast/RiffTrax "Skipper Learns A Lesson"
--> '''Narrator:''' Larry said: Come play with us. We're digging a trench.
--> '''Bill Corbett:''' Susan suddenly remembered that she needed to wash her hair.
* In the furry comic ''Webcomic/{{ISO}}'' by Vince Suzukawa, when the main character Cody Frost is trying to work up the nerve to ask his crush, GentleGiant Doug, out on a date, his ImagineSpot comes up with various reasons why Doug might turn him down. This excuse is one of them.
doesn't like you enough.



[[folder:Theater]]
* Not played quite straight in ''Theatre/SouthPacific'': Emile isn't around when Nellie sings "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta my Hair" and washes her hair on stage. (She does ''not'' "wash that man right out of [her] hair", as her very next number is "(I'm in Love With) A Wonderful Guy".) Lampshaded by her fellow nurses:
-->'''Nurse''': Well, she sure washed him out of her hair!!
* In ''Charly: A Love Song'', the two leads are set up on an unwanted date by their parents. After leaving the planned (and boring) date at the country club, Charly (the girl) reveals that underneath TheOjou exterior is a GenkiGirl who only need a Ferris wheel ride to bring her out. When she tries to drag StraightMan Sam (the guy) along, he replies:
--> "I thought you had to wash your tennis shoes?"

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[[folder:Theater]]
[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Not played quite straight in ''Theatre/SouthPacific'': Emile isn't around when Nellie sings "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta my Hair" and washes her hair on stage. (She does ''not'' "wash that man right One ''Webcomic/{{Concerned}}'' strip has Gordon trying to ask out one of [her] hair", as her very next number is "(I'm in Love With) A Wonderful Guy".) Lampshaded by her fellow nurses:
-->'''Nurse''': Well, she sure washed him out of her hair!!
* In ''Charly: A Love Song'', the two leads are set up on an unwanted date by their parents. After leaving the planned (and boring) date
his female co-workers at the country club, Charly (the girl) reveals Combine Citadel out on a date, and she gives him this excuse. The catch here is that underneath TheOjou exterior is a GenkiGirl the coworker, who only need was a Ferris wheel ride normal human in the previous comic, [[http://hlcomic.com/index.php?date=2005-07-04 is now a transhuman Combine soldier]] instead.
* Subverted in [[http://questionablecontent.net./view.php?comic=1136 this]] ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' strip, where Faye has a legitimate reason for having
to bring wash her out. When she tries to drag StraightMan Sam (the guy) along, he replies:
-->
hair: bubble gum.
* In ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' this is Molly's excuse for standing Rocko up for a date bearing in mind that Molly is ''completely covered'' with pink hair.
"I thought you had to wash your tennis shoes?"my hair. All of it."
* The ladyfolk of ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}'' would rather, amongst other things, paint the Cistine Chapel, lick their own asshole or [[EatsBabies eat babies]] than date Erik or Ben. Disco Jesus, however... doesn't date boys.
* Poor David of ''Webcomic/OwMySanity'' gets his share of lame excuses. Including this one, [[http://owmysanity.comicgenesis.com/d/20100108.html from a shaved girl]].
%%* ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0551.html parodies it]].
* In the furry comic ''Webcomic/{{ISO}}'' by Vince Suzukawa, when the main character Cody Frost is trying to work up the nerve to ask his crush, GentleGiant Doug, out on a date, his ImagineSpot comes up with various reasons why Doug might turn him down. This excuse is one of them.



[[folder:Video Games]]
* Elaine in ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'' and ''VideoGame/EscapeFromMonkeyIsland'', to [=LeChuck=].
* In ''VideoGame/TheSims'', if you invite someone over and the RelationshipValues are too low, sometimes you'll get this as a response.
* Asking the Bowerstone hairdresser to follow you in Videogame/FableI will result in this phrase if she doesn't like you enough.

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[[folder:Video Games]]
[[folder:Web Original]]
* Elaine in ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'' and ''VideoGame/EscapeFromMonkeyIsland'', to [=LeChuck=].
* In ''VideoGame/TheSims'', if you invite someone over and
''The Spill'' [[http://my.spill.com/video/gamer-unscreened Co Host 3000 uses the RelationshipValues are too low, sometimes you'll get excuse]] of needing to wash his hair in order to avoid seeing ''"Gamer"''.
* ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment'': The Spoony One once reviewed a [[Franchise/StarTrek Klingon]] language instruction CD where IHaveToWashMyHair is said to be a perfectly valid way of dealing with an unwanted Klingon suitor. A disbelieving Spoony responds "Oh come on, if that's a pussy line on Earth, it's ''gotta'' be a pussy line on Qo'noS!"
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick is on the receiving end of
this as a response.
* Asking the Bowerstone hairdresser to follow you in Videogame/FableI will result in this phrase if
line when she doesn't like you enough.tries to hit on WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows, who runs off claiming that "I gotta go wash my feet or my car or something."
* Podcast/RiffTrax "Skipper Learns a Lesson"
-->'''Narrator:''' Larry said: Come play with us. We're digging a trench.\\
'''Bill Corbett:''' Susan suddenly remembered that she needed to wash her hair.



[[folder:Webcomics]]
* One ''Webcomic/{{Concerned}}'' strip has Gordon trying to ask out one of his female co-workers at the Combine Citadel out on a date, and she gives him this excuse. The catch here is that the coworker, who was a normal human in the previous comic, [[http://hlcomic.com/index.php?date=2005-07-04 is now a transhuman Combine soldier]] instead.
* Subverted in [[http://questionablecontent.net./view.php?comic=1136 this]] ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' strip, where Faye has a legitimate reason for having to wash her hair: bubble gum.
* In ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' this is Molly's excuse for standing Rocko up for a date bearing in mind that Molly is ''completely covered'' with pink hair. "I had to wash my hair. All of it."
* The ladyfolk of ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}'' would rather, amongst other things, paint the Cistine Chapel, lick their own asshole or [[EatsBabies eat babies]] than date Erik or Ben. Disco Jesus, however... doesn't date boys.
* Poor David of ''Webcomic/OwMySanity'' gets his share of lame excuses. Including this one, [[http://owmysanity.comicgenesis.com/d/20100108.html from a shaved girl]].
* ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0551.html parodies it]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''The Spill'' [[http://my.spill.com/video/gamer-unscreened Co Host 3000 uses the excuse]] of needing to wash his hair in order to avoid seeing ''"Gamer"''.
* WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment: The Spoony One once reviewed a [[Franchise/StarTrek Klingon]] language instruction CD where IHaveToWashMyHair is said to be a perfectly valid way of dealing with an unwanted Klingon suitor. A disbelieving Spoony responds "Oh come on, if that's a pussy line on Earth, it's ''gotta'' be a pussy line on Qo'noS!"
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick is on the receiving end of this line when she tries to hit on WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows, who runs off claiming that "I gotta go wash my feet or my car or something."
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* Used against Dexter on the ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}!'' episode "Dance of Doom". His future girlfriend (well, Freakazoid's) Debbie uses this trope as an excuse to turn him down for the Daylight Savings Dance, another girl claims she's due for a surgical procedure. However, AlphaBitch Val just tells him she'd only date him if "she were ugly and dead". Ironically, she's the one Freakazoid kisses after he saves the students from Cave Guy.
--> '''Freakazoid''': That was cheap, tawdry and based solely on hormones. WORKS FOR ME!

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* Used against Dexter on the ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}!'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' episode "Dance of Doom". His future girlfriend (well, Freakazoid's) Debbie uses this trope as an excuse to turn him down for the Daylight Savings Dance, another girl claims she's due for a surgical procedure. However, AlphaBitch Val just tells him she'd only date him if "she were ugly and dead". Ironically, she's the one Freakazoid kisses after he saves the students from Cave Guy.
--> '''Freakazoid''': -->'''Freakazoid:''' That was cheap, tawdry and based solely on hormones. WORKS FOR ME!



* Happens a lot in ''WesternAnimation/ActionLeagueNow'', mainly with Thundergirl.

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* %%* Happens a lot in ''WesternAnimation/ActionLeagueNow'', mainly with Thundergirl.



-->'''Lisa''': Say, Dad! Would you like to see my science project?\\
'''Homer''': No, Lisa! But I sure don't want to eat this terrible breakfast!

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-->'''Lisa''': -->'''Lisa:''' Say, Dad! Would you like to see my science project?\\
'''Homer''': '''Homer:''' No, Lisa! But I sure don't want to eat this terrible breakfast!



--> '''Rarity''': See? Dirty.

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--> '''Rarity''': -->'''Rarity:''' See? Dirty.



[[folder: Real Life]]

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[[folder: Real [[folder:Real Life]]



* Keep in mind that when this excuse first appeared, it ''wasn't'' outlandish at all. Back in the days when women generally wore their hair very long and in elaborate hairstyles, and before such things as showers and hair dryers, washing one's hair, drying it, and then putting it back up was a major undertaking. It was a legitimate excuse then.
** It remained a legitimate thing right up until the widespread availability of commercial shampoos and conditioners. Washing hair with plain soap leaves a residue, so it was wash, rinse, change the water and add a little lemon juice or vinegar (to remove the residue), then change the water ''again'' for the final rinse. Even when hair styles became generally shorter prior to/after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, it could still be a long and occasionally arduous process. See [[http://youtu.be/Lao3GaYXLjs here]].

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* Keep in mind that when this excuse first appeared, it ''wasn't'' outlandish at all. Back in the days when women generally wore their hair very long and in elaborate hairstyles, and before such things as showers and hair dryers, washing one's hair, drying it, and then putting it back up was a major undertaking. It was a legitimate excuse then.
**
then. It remained a legitimate thing right up until the widespread availability of commercial shampoos and conditioners. Washing hair with plain soap leaves a residue, so it was wash, rinse, change the water and add a little lemon juice or vinegar (to remove the residue), then change the water ''again'' for the final rinse. Even when hair styles became generally shorter prior to/after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, it could still be a long and occasionally arduous process. See [[http://youtu.be/Lao3GaYXLjs here]].



27th Dec '17 5:08:48 PM Willbyr
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10th Nov '17 9:58:19 AM eroock
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Compare IHaveToGoIronMyDog, where the excuse is to remove oneself from the situation immediately rather than avoiding a future date. Doesn't work on the LiteralMinded, the {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, or anyone particularly [[StalkerWithACrush determined]] (or [[CovertPervert just]] [[TheCasanova plain]] [[KavorkaMan lecherous]]): "That's a lot of hair. [[ShowerScene Need any help?]]"

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Subtrope of LameExcuse. Compare IHaveToGoIronMyDog, where the excuse is to remove oneself from the situation immediately rather than avoiding a future date. Doesn't work on the LiteralMinded, the {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, or anyone particularly [[StalkerWithACrush determined]] (or [[CovertPervert just]] [[TheCasanova plain]] [[KavorkaMan lecherous]]): "That's a lot of hair. [[ShowerScene Need any help?]]"
10th Nov '17 9:58:01 AM eroock
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Compare and contrast IHaveToGoIronMyDog, where the excuse is blatantly just a nonsensical lie. Doesn't work on the LiteralMinded, the {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, or anyone particularly [[StalkerWithACrush determined]] (or [[CovertPervert just]] [[TheCasanova plain]] [[KavorkaMan lecherous]]): "That's a lot of hair. [[ShowerScene Need any help?]]"

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Compare and contrast IHaveToGoIronMyDog, where the excuse is blatantly just to remove oneself from the situation immediately rather than avoiding a nonsensical lie.future date. Doesn't work on the LiteralMinded, the {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, or anyone particularly [[StalkerWithACrush determined]] (or [[CovertPervert just]] [[TheCasanova plain]] [[KavorkaMan lecherous]]): "That's a lot of hair. [[ShowerScene Need any help?]]"
23rd Aug '17 7:50:19 PM BKelly95
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* On ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', Cliff tries telling another bar patron about his trip to Florida. The other patron excuses himself by saying "You know, I just realized that I think I left my oven on." As he heads for the door, he mutters "If I hurry, maybe I can stick my head in it."



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Barney announces to the bar that he has a date "with the crazy lady who's always yelling stuff in front of the drug store," and a dejected Moe sighs and says "she told me she was washing her hair tonight."

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
**
Barney announces to the bar that he has a date "with the crazy lady who's always yelling stuff in front of the drug store," and a dejected Moe sighs and says "she told me she was washing her hair tonight.""
** The episode "Trilogy of Error" has Lisa and Homer attempt this to get out of eating Marge's terrible breakfast. Naturally, Homer botches it.
-->'''Lisa''': Say, Dad! Would you like to see my science project?\\
'''Homer''': No, Lisa! But I sure don't want to eat this terrible breakfast!
24th Jun '17 9:05:51 PM SilentStranger
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* Used against Dexter on the ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}!'' episode "Dance of Doom".

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* Used against Dexter on the ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}!'' episode "Dance of Doom". His future girlfriend (well, Freakazoid's) Debbie uses this trope as an excuse to turn him down for the Daylight Savings Dance, another girl claims she's due for a surgical procedure. However, AlphaBitch Val just tells him she'd only date him if "she were ugly and dead". Ironically, she's the one Freakazoid kisses after he saves the students from Cave Guy.
--> '''Freakazoid''': That was cheap, tawdry and based solely on hormones. WORKS FOR ME!
24th Jun '17 10:04:16 AM nombretomado
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** It remained a legitimate thing right up until the widespread availability of commercial shampoos and conditioners. Washing hair with plain soap leaves a residue, so it was wash, rinse, change the water and add a little lemon juice or vinegar (to remove the residue), then change the water ''again'' for the final rinse. Even when hair styles became generally shorter prior to/after WorldWarTwo, it could still be a long and occasionally arduous process. See [[http://youtu.be/Lao3GaYXLjs here]].

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** It remained a legitimate thing right up until the widespread availability of commercial shampoos and conditioners. Washing hair with plain soap leaves a residue, so it was wash, rinse, change the water and add a little lemon juice or vinegar (to remove the residue), then change the water ''again'' for the final rinse. Even when hair styles became generally shorter prior to/after WorldWarTwo, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, it could still be a long and occasionally arduous process. See [[http://youtu.be/Lao3GaYXLjs here]].
29th Apr '17 12:04:07 PM nombretomado
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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick is on the receiving end of this line when she tries to hit on ToddInTheShadows, who runs off claiming that "I gotta go wash my feet or my car or something."

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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick is on the receiving end of this line when she tries to hit on ToddInTheShadows, WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows, who runs off claiming that "I gotta go wash my feet or my car or something."
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